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Council honour armed personnel

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 20:14 GMT on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013.

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LORD Lieutenant of Lanarkshire Mushtaq Ahmad and North Lanarkshire Council Provost Jim Robertson were joined by war veterans to unveil a special flag at the authority’s headquarters, in Motherwell, ahead of Armed Forces Day this coming Saturday (June 29th).

'Fly a flag for our armed forces' allows local communities to recognise the challenges faced by British service personnel, and according to North Lanarkshire Provost, Cllr Robertson the ‘fly a flag’ scheme allowed North Lanarkshire Council to continue with the region’s “long history” of supporting armed personnel.

Commenting, Provost Jim Robertson said:" North Lanarkshire has a long history of supporting our armed personnel past, present and future.

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"Armed Forces Day provides an opportunity to show support for the men and women of the forces, their families, veterans and the cadet forces and is an important occasion for local people.

"We have an excellent relationship with the armed forces, as highlighted by the recent Homecoming Parade for the 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment, and with veteran associations in the area and I was delighted to see so many of them in attendance at the event. "

Young army and sea cadets joined veterans from the Cameronian Regiment, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force, Royal Engineers Cumbernauld (124), Highland Light Infantry and representatives from other forces who have served in places such as North Africa, Cyprus and Italy at the ceremony on 24th June, 2013.

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